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    Default What Types of Guardianship Exist for the Disabled

    State: Florida

    Are there different types of guardianship?

    If a parent of there child who is over 18-yrs of age with developmentally disable can the parents obtain guardianship without having financial responsibility?

    How is it, that if the individual who is over 18 yrs old, an IQ less than 69, non-vebral not have automatic legal guardianship through the courts to deem them incompetent.

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    Default Re: What Types of Guardianship Exist for the Disabled

    What do you mean by "financial responsibility" - they want to be the disabled person's guardians for personal care, but let somebody else manage the person's finances?

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    Default Re: What Types of Guardianship Exist for the Disabled

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    State: Florida

    Are there different types of guardianship?
    Yes. The types of guardianships in FL are Limited Guardian and Plenary.

    Limited guardianships are: guardian of the person or guardian of the estate.

    Plenary guardianships are guardian of both person and estate.

    Being appointed a guardian in FL does not authorize the guardian to make medical decisions for the ward. That is a separate appointment - Health Care Surrogate.

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